Seriously, if you led a couple of hundred men and a dozen or so got killed, how p!ssed would you be?
Quote:I would have killed Daryl, Abraham and Rick. These are the most dangerous, through size, reputation or leadership position.
Quote:I would have left Maggie and Glenn (as they have a kid they would be easy to intimidate). Probably leave Aaron and Eugene as they looked suitably intimidated.
Quote:It's likely Sasha and Rosita would probably go the way that attractive women do in these situations. Michonne would probably have just been killed for trying to defend herself.
Quote:So, yeah Glenn, Carl, Eugene, Aaron, Maggie, Rosita and Sasha left. Put Glenn in charge on the understanding Maggie and thier kid would be in danger and most of the muscle and leadership dead with the rest traumatised.
You're right, it really made zero sense to leave Rick alive. Alive he is dangerous. Dead, he's no problem.
A broken leader is what Negan wants. And killing Rick would just as likely create a martyr, which would be extremely dangerous with such a competent outfit as Rick's. His group has no shortage of very good leaders to take his place. This is a tactic that has so far worked well for Negan. He's typically left the leaders and gone for the middle-management types.
Frankly, I don't think it much matters. Negan's fate was sealed the moment his men ran into Abe, Daryl, and Sasha.